Ben Swift extends Settimana Coppi e Bartali lead after Sky wins team time trial

Team Sky win afternoon team time trial stage 1b to extend Ben Swift's lead at the top of the general classification

Team Sky on stage two of the Coppi & Bartoli week

(Image credit: Watson)

Ben Swift extended his overall lead in the Settimana Coppi e Bartali stage race in Italy on Thursday after Team Sky won the afternoon's stage 1b team time trial.

Swift had sprinted to win the opening stage in the morning to take the early race lead.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.